All you need is a lemon to clean your cutting boards in the kitchen.
All you need is a lemon to clean your cutting boards in the kitchen.

3 Simple ways to clean your kitchen chemical free


There is nothing worse than the smell of chemical oven spray. Sure, it's quick and easy but what are you breathing in when you use it. With a bit of effort and patience, you can have a chemical-free, clean oven.

Ingredients: For one clean

.60g bicarbonate of soda

.a little water

.120ml white or apple cider vinegar

1. Place the bicarbonate of soda in a small bowl and add a little water at a time until it forms a paste. Wearing rubber gloves, take a cloth and rub the paste over the entire surface of your oven. Depending on the size of your oven, you may need to make some more.

2. Leave for 12 hours or overnight to work its magic.

3. After that time, wipe all the surfaces with kitchen paper and discard. Put the vinegar in a spray bottle and spray all surfaces. Use a cloth and some warm water to continue to remove the residue. Give all surfaces a final wipe down with clean warm water and leave to dry.


If you give your stove a wipe down with this spray every time you use it. This can help avoid build-up of grease and grime.


.1-part salt

.1-part bicarbonate of soda

.1-part water

.a spray bottle

1. Put everything into a spray bottle. Shake well before use. Spray the surface and wipe with a clean, damp cloth.

Better to make this spray as you need it.


All you need to clean and sanitise cutting boards (wood or plastic) is a lemon! Cut it in half, run it over the surfaces, let sit for ten minutes, and then rinse away. If you need some serious scrubbing power, sprinkle some coarse salt over the board, and then rub with 1/2 a lemon.

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